The Illinois Valley Youth Choir challenges each child to expand their musical knowledge. Weekly rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique while performing a wide variety of high quality musical literature. The children develop healthy vocal habits, confidence, self-discipline and a deeper understanding of music

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Choir registration and voice checks are held every September and January. Notice of registration will be distributed through the schools.


The Illinois Valley Youth Choir depends on its committed supporters to run smoothly. There are many opportunities to help throughout the year.

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Have Questions? Feel free to contact us.. we would love to hear from you and help in any way possible. You can reach the choir manager, Kathleen DiLuciano at 815-343-1407 or

Fall Semester starting soon.. Register now!

To schedule appt: Call, text or email Kathleen at 815-343-1407 or

All members are required to attend registration and have their voices checked each fall for placement in the choir. The choir is open to children in grades 3-8 who demonstrate the necessary singing skills. Boys must have unchanged voices. January Registration is held for new members who wish to join mid-year as well as current members who are requested to re-audition by the choir directors. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday throughout the school year from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in the Peru Parkside Choral Room. Most singers spend several years in this choir developing basic singing skills and musicianship.

Choir News and Events

Illinois Valley Youth Choir added an event.

Please join us for our annual winter concert in the beautiful and historic Mathiessen Auditorium at LaSalle-Peru High School (entrance at the corner of 6th & Chartres Streets).

A cookie and punch reception immediately following the concert.

Adults, $4.00
Students/Seniors, $3.00
Children 5 and under, Free

The IVYC is a not-for-profit community choir that serves the greater Illinois Valley area. Our students range in age from grades 3-8. We are committed to exposing singers to a variety of quality music while teaching them the skills they need to get started as singers and musicians.
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